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Old 03-13-2004, 02:09 AM   #1
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At your local Autozone (a.k.a. Rice HQ) you can find an intake pipe for a 92-00 Honda civic/94-00 Acura Integra.

$40 and GAUDY orange and yellow packaging. It'* is 3" in diameter, and has about a 45* bend. It has two IAT places, one is a metal pipe, that extends from the bend, the other is a hole next to it. The hole is slightly too big for our IAT, it will fall out, and duct tape will not work (tried). Using the metal pipe, with supplied rubber hose will work, but there'* a better place. K&N X-stream filters include an IAT hole, which is where the IAT would be in the stock airbox, right in the filter. Other filters can be drilled for this as well.

The supplied reducer may work as a velocity stack. It actually gets smaller where it'* suppsed to hook up. You could run it into the TB while still running a clamping reducer on top of it and the TB. You'll need to pull ou the TB MAF screen for this. I haven't tested this at all, but it may give good airflow.

The reducer/coupler you see here is a Samco sport one (www.samcosport.com) It'* silicone, and is the best thing for our intakes. Silicone reducers will flex, allowing a harder mount to the airbox area, where the silicone will soak up engine flex to a degree. You can also use a Generic 3" hose clamp. I bought one, but scavenged it for it'* clamps when I got my hands on the Samco. Either will work.

I haven't finished a box solution yet, and it will be a few weeks before I'm able to build anyways.

Your filter options are the ricer filter @ the store (available in 3 colors) and any Generic 3" ID cone filter. The best option is the K&N RX-4750. Many members here are running them, and Mine is sitting @ my dorm waiting for me to pick it up. The pipe angles very nicely to corner of the engine bay, where the best air is. It may need some slight adjusting on SSE/SSEi with the double washer bottle.

You'll need to cut 2-3" of the long part of the pipe. Measure it and then cut for placing the filter as close to the headlight/corner as possible. The best air is there, and it'* furthest from the engine. Keep Engine Torque/flex in mind while positioning it. Keeping the filter 1-1 1/2" from the edge is a good median.

Here'* a pic of just the pipe installed, and one of the area with no filter. Both are after cutting 2-3" off. Took me 8 minutes to cut thru it, with an Old hacksaw in smellbirds garage.







And the Pipe in action, in canada.
http://www.rogue-cavern.net/pics/ome...3/PICT1340.JPG

Impressions after dealing with the CAI for 2000 miles in 5 days.

WOW. I never thought it would be like this. My car has the n10 GM Highflow exhaust, and that got much louder, along with the intake noise, and engine roar. I have a few videos back @ school i'll be able to post sunday night or monday of it. The power increase was substantial to say the least, and the milage shot up with premium over the stock airbox with midgrade. The car has a totally different feel, spinning tires takes no effort at all. My butt says about 20 HP, and it'* believable.

The filter we used on the trip was Ol'BlueEye'sBonne'* off his 99 ssei. He'* already tossed it, it was shot. I had to give it back to him, for the ride home, so I've since gone back to the stock airbox. The car is about 1/3 of the volume (engine and exhaust combined) of what it used to be, and it'* noticably slower. My milage has suffered as well. I can't wait to pick up my new filter on sunday night or monday and slap it in. If it was that good with the worst filter i've ever seen, i can't imagine a brand new X-Stream...
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Wow thats a great write up, thanks for sharing your experiences.
The Samco coupling looks like a good choice for engine flex.
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this topic sucks without filter pictures :P

j/k......nice work mr bone me mn
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This pic shows the problem for the double washer bottle models:



ESPECIALLY on the SSEi/SCSSE or SESC with the perpendicular throttle body. Can the reducer be cut?
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The reducer is pretty much do it on your own. So like you have an angled one in yours will, the L67'* will definetly need some sort of creative idea.
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Gotcha. So you can cut it at an angle if you need to? If so, I suggest inserting a scrap of 3" PVC to hold it'* shape while cutting.
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Cut the reducer? Yeah I cut mine.

I believe the pipe is aluminum. Even when it wasn't cut to length, it was noticably lighter then the Samco Coupler.
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mine is the same but i had to cut mine for my filter setup to work
Mine works great i like it alot but i wish a had a narrower filter to begin with
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looks like you could cut your reducer to get it closer to the TB and cut some off the end to make it work if you had the extra bottles on the side. Did it come with a filter? Whats wrong with that one?
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I think if I cut my reducer I may be able to get the intake off of the ELC compressor. I'd still like the smaller washer fluid reservoir like Jason has. It would be easier to make a CAI out of it IMO. Once it gets warmer out I'll be doing that. Should have it completed before June.
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